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Hyundai ix20 MPV (2010-2019) - Practicality & boot space

Spacious and versatile interior is one of the ix20’s key strengths

Carbuyer Rating

2.8 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.1 out of 5

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Practicality & boot space Rating

3.0 out of 5

Getting into the ix20 is easy thanks to doors that open wide. Once inside, passengers should find it easy to get comfortable and the Hyundai has back seats that can slide backwards and forwards, as well as being able to recline.

The driver’s seat is height-adjustable, while there’s reach and rake adjustment for the steering wheel. The seat is quite high and there’s plenty of glass, which means you have excellent all-round visibility when pulling out of a junction or onto a roundabout.

Hyundai ix20 interior space and storage

The ix20 is spacious inside, despite its modest exterior dimensions. Headroom is generous for all occupants, while legroom sufficient in the front and copious in the back. Even taller adults will be able to get comfortable and three should be able to get in the back at a push.

There are two cup-holders between the front seats and a shallow cubby under the handbrake, a token space behind the gearstick and small door pockets so the ix20 is rather lacking on space to stow items you need while on journey. The glovebox is handy without being impressive.

Boot space

The ix20 wins a few points back with its impressive boot space, though. Even with all the seats up, there’s 440 litres of luggage room at your disposal. That’s much more than you’ll find in a regular family hatchback like the Volkswagen Golf, which can only manage 380 litres – even the Ford Focus estate trumps the Hyundai by just 35 litres. Dropping down the ix20’s 60:40 split rear seats reveals 1,486 litres of space in total.

The boot also offers some underfloor storage to keep valuables hidden from view or to prevent smaller items from rattling around in the main boot area. It’s just a shame that the boot has quite a large lip, so you may struggle to heave items over it while loading and unloading. But on the whole the boot is a good, square shape.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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